Originally posted by _Phoenix_
reply to post by badw0lf
First I never mentioned alcohol.
Clarification needed - Did I say you did? Is this a jest to belittle my point??
"Having a beer" ?? No you didn't mention that, I was simply referring to others who claim all the Muslims they know are just like the typical
bloke, et al.
Ignore that, if it does not apply. I was friends with a Muslim girl who used to drink, occasionally. Would not touch pork though, but no problems
having a tipple.
Second how much do you REALLY know about the middle east, which is a huge place with many countries?
I don't need to be a chef to know how to make a cake.
I certainly don't need to have visited the entire middle east, nor know about every culture contained within in order to know that there is an
inordinate amount of tribal and cultural abhorrence that comes from there.
DO I complain about this? No at all. To each their own. I do not accept it, but I do not live there.
But when it starts to have implications in western society, then surely I am allowed to have an opinion, no?
And that is afterall, what this topic is about. One trait of said culture having a negative impact on a culture foreign to IT, not the other way
Do you know the people? The families? the culture? The music? hobbies? Tv shows? interests? etc
Meaningless and pointless, don't you agree?
BTW, I have watched Arab soaps before here in Australia, on SBS. It's a good way to practice Arabic.
How much of what you know is based on western news?
Well, depends on what you consider 'news'. Especially here on ATS.
I have seen oohhh a heck of a lot more than what the average person sees. And despite my appearance, I do try to keep my opinion unbiased. Does
watching videos direct from the land itself, undeited, uncensored, count?
I don't live there, but I don't think the view is much different on the other side of the fence. It just, as always, has a different spin.
All I'm doing is defending the millions of innocent, good people who get demonised and judged all the time by people who do not know them.
[edit on 8-5-2009 by _Phoenix_]
And fair call - I was not trying to demonise people who often get that from the likes of myself.
Rather, trying to point out that regardless, there is a substance to the allegation. And I am just tired of having that swept away and ignored in
order to not offend those same folk.
If I berate a terrorist muslim sect, Im instantly considered a cur, and anything said is thrown out as racism. When I am simply pointing at the moon,
people only look at the finger, and not the bigger picture.